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About Champions

Founded on Christian principles, Champions Fastpitch Academy began in the Spring of 2000 as private pitching, we
have grown to now reach over 3000 kids in counties throughout Georgia, Alabama, and North Florida. After 15 years in Atlanta we have helped hundreds of young ladies reach their dreams of playing at the collegiate level. We now have 8 instructors offering pitching and hitting instruction, strength and conditioning programs, as well as a college recruiting service. Our mission is to build upon the God given potential of each individual, developing the skills needed to succeed on and off the field.

One of the greatest joys of coaching is to see young people realize their dreams and at Champions we have had the honor to see many of those dreams come true. Champions' instructors have devoted their lives to being positive role models for today's young people. Our desire is to develop and nurture athletes on and off the field. Our goal is to build strong character grounded in tremendous work ethic and centered on solid fundamentals... Developing a heart of a Champion that is second to none!


Stacy Tamborra:
*Florida State Pitcher (96-99)
*BS Degree in Exercise Physiology
*MS Degree Kinesiology and Biomechanics
*All-ACC and ACC MVP
*ACC Scholar Athlete of the Year
*ACC Postgraduate Scholarship
*Emory University Pitching Coach
*Pace Academy Varsity Coach
*Founded Champions in 2000


Group Lessons Only
Locations and Availability:
Sundays/Monday/Wednesday at Champions
Leigh Prickett:
* Marshall University 3B 2003-2006
*Reinhardt University Assistant Coach *2008-2011
*Kennesaw State Assistant Coach 2012-2013

Facility Administrator
Phone Number: 770-792-1091
Carey (Schiller) Jones:
*Georgia Tech P/OF (95-99)
*BA Degree in International Affairs
*3 years Varsity Coach at Lovett
*Middle School Coach at Pace
*Champions Instructor: 2003-present
*Fitness Instructor-Livestrong Boot Camp

Group and Private lessons
Pitching, Hitting, and Infield
Locations and Availability:
Available at Champions and NYO (Buckhead)
Jamie (Fitzpatrick) Jones:
*Kent State Pitcher/1B (04-08)
*BS in Math Education
*Minor: Coaching
*MEd in Math Education from GSU
*Former Student of Champions owner Stacy Tamborra
*KSU Season/Career HR Record
*All-MAC-1st team, All- Region
*MAC Conference MVP
*Played for EC Bullets and Atl Vipers
*Champions Instructor: 2001-present
Group Lessons
Hitting and Pitching
Locations and Availability:
Available Sundays/Tuesdays at Champions

Jaime Rasmussen
*Auburn University Pitcher (98-01)
*Indiana State Grad Student (01-02)
*BS Exercise Science and MS in Coaching
*1998 Miss Softball Indiana
*04-06 Eastern Illinois Pitching Coach
*06-07 South Alabama Pitching Coach
*Champions Instructor: 07-present
*Played for Indiana Magic
*Indiana Softball Hall of Fame

Group and Private lessons
Pitching and Hitting
Locations and Availability:
Sundays at Champions Only
Brandi Payne:
*Grambling State Univ Pitcher (07-11)
*BS Degree in Marketing
*2009 All - Conference Team
*SWAC Scholar Athlete
*Former student of Champions owner Stacy Tamborra
*Played for the Brownsmill Lady Jackets, GA Elite,and GA Fire
Team Training, Group and Private
Pitching, Hitting and Slapping
Locations and Availability:
Available Upon Request
Jocilyn Yarnell
*B.S. KSU in Exercise Science
*All-American D1 Cheerleader
*2 Year Team Captain
*NCA National Champions
*Personal Trainer
*Georgia Tech Strength and Conditioning Intern

Sport Specific training. Personal Training. Team and Group Strength and Speed training.
Crossfit and Strength/Conditioning
Instructing 7 days a week at
Champions Location.
Jen (Fenton) Maloney
* Alabama Outfielder (08-12)
* 2012 National Champion
* 2012 All American
* 3 time SEC Champion
* SEC Scholar Athlete
* NCAA record holder for the most consecutive stolen bases (74)
* Played for East Cobb Bullets Gold
Major: Elementary Education

Team Training and Private lessons
Hitting, Slapping, Outfield
Locations and Availability:
Sundays at Champions

Callie Alford:
*Georgia State University, Catcher/3B 2012-2015
*3 Time All NFCA All-Region Team
*2015 Senior CLASS Award Finalist & All-American 
*2 Time All Sun Belt team
*2014 Preseason All-Sun Belt Team
*2 Time All-CAA Team
*2012 CAA All-Rookie team
*Georgia State University Career Record Holder for RBI and Home Runs 

Team Training and Private lessons
Catching, Hitting, and Defense
Locations and Availability:
Available at Champions and D-BAT Marietta

Alysha (Rudnik) Stanton
* GA Tech 2011-2014
* 2011 ACC Player of the Week
* 2011 All-ACC (First Team)
* 2011 All-ACC Academic Team
* 2012 All-ACC Academic Team

Private Lessons
Hitting, Catching, Fielding
Saturdays/Sundays/Thursdays at Champions

Chelsea Stanfield:
*NC State Softball (2013-2014)
*GSU Softball (2015-2016)
*2013 ACC Champion
*2 Time NCAA Regionals
*2015 AD Honor Roll

D-BAT Johns Creek

Kayla Caruso:
* Elon University Pitcher 2012-2016
*2016 All-CAA team
*2015, 2016 CAA Pitcher of the week
*2016 Elon Pitcher of the Year
*2015 Team Captain
*2015 NCCSIA All-State Selection

*Second All-time in school history in career saves
*BS in Exercise Science, minor in Psychology
*Played for the East Cobb Bullets Gold and Harrison High School in Kennesaw, GA.



Champions and D-BAT Marietta

Morgan Taylor:
Morgan Taylor is originally from Jacksonville, FL where she played softball at Mandarin High School. She helped her team to the Gateway Conference Championships in 2010, 2011 and 2012, the District Championship in 2011 and 2012, the 8A state final four in 2012 and regional appearances in each season she has been a part of the team and the elite eight in 2011 as both a pitcher and outfielder.  She went on to play her collegiate career at Georgia Tech and made an immediate impact as she started every game but one as a freshman. She went on to have a very successful career on the field and in the classroom. She was named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll all 4 years and was two time NFCA Academic All-American Scholar Athlete. She graduated in 2016 from Georgia Tech with a degree in business administration. 

Hitting and Fielding

Champions and D-BAT Marietta |

Shelbee Rogers-Sowdell:
*University of LA Lafayette Pitcher 2010-2012
*Sunbelt Conference Champions 2011, 2012
*NCAA Regional Appearance 2011, 2012
*NCAA Super Regional Appearance 2012
*University of Southern Mississippi Pitcher/Outfielder/Hitter (2012-2015)
*2015 Senior Female Outstanding Scholar Athlete 2015 Overall Outstanding Scholar Athlete

Available :
Daily by Request
Champions and D-BAT Marietta

Junior Instructors

Kara Bilodeau:
* Champions Junior Instructor
*Current Pitcher for Atlanta Vipers 
*Committed to play softball at Auburn University

Available : Pitching
D-BAT Johns Creek Mondays and Fridays

Kassidy Krupit
* Champions Junior Instructor
*Current Lambert High School *Standout Pitcher and Hitter
*Committed to play Division I Softball at University of Delaware
*Currently plays for East Cobb Bullets *2nd place finish at PGF Nationals

Available :
D-BAT Johns Creek